(Redirected from (Chinese: 观察者网; lit. 'Observer Net') is a news site based in Shanghai, China.[1][2] It was founded by Eric X. Li, a Chinese venture capitalist and political scientist.[3] Guancha has been categorised in an Amsterdam University Press study as a privately owned internet platform outside of state-controlled media.[4] It has been described as a nationalist website,[5] with Agence France-Presse calling it ultranationalist.[6] According to Tuvia Gering of the Institute for National Security Studies, Guancha "occasionally publishes egregiously anti-Semitic or simply racist articles by firebrand Chinese pundits in order to generate clicks."[7]
Type of site
Available inChinese
Country of originChina
  • Shanghai Guanchazhe Information Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Chunqiu Development Strategy Research Institute
Founder(s)Eric X. Li
EditorJin Zhongwei
Key peopleZhang Weiwei, Zhang Wenmu Edit this at Wikidata
Launched2012; 11 years ago (2012)
Current statusActive


In 2013, a number of techno-nationalists calling themselves the "Industrial Party" joined the site and have influenced it.[8]

In 2020, the website has spoken out against Donald Trump's suspension from Twitter.[9]

In 2021, the website criticized Intel's ban of using components from Xinjiang.[10]


  1. ^ "China wants an even more dominant state monopoly on the media". Quartz. 2021-10-11. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  2. ^ Langley, William; McMorrow, Ryan (2021-12-23). "Intel apologises for banning use of components from Xinjiang". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2021-12-23. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  3. ^ "Eric Li – World Policy Conference". World Policy Conference. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  4. ^ Lu, Yingdan; Pan, Jennifer (2022-02-01). "The Pervasive Presence of Chinese Government Content on Douyin Trending Videos". Computational Communication Research. Stanford University: Amsterdam University Press. 4 (1). doi:10.5117/CCR2022.2.002.LU. ISSN 2665-9085.
  5. ^ "When China wants to be feared". The Economist. Archived from the original on 2022-07-19. Retrieved 2022-02-09. Guancha, a nationalist website, created a hashtag mocking the White House statement, inspiring social-media posts that have been read over 300m times.
  6. ^ AFP News (2021-07-10). "Communist Party emerges from shadows during Hong Kong crackdown". France 24. Retrieved 2022-11-01. In an interview published Wednesday by ultra-nationalist mainland media outlet
  7. ^ "The Chinese Thinker Who Claims That the Jews Are His Country's Number-One Enemy". Mosaic. March 31, 2023. Retrieved April 4, 2023.
  8. ^ Lu, Nanfeng; Wu, Jing (2018). "历史转折中的宏大叙事:"工业党"网络思潮的政治分析" [Grand Narrative at History's Turning Point: A Political Analysis of the Internet Ideology of China's "Industrial Party"]. 东方学刊 [Dongfang Journal] (in Simplified Chinese) (1): 49–60. ISSN 2096-5966. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  9. ^ Yuan, Li (2021-01-15). "As Trump Clashes With Big Tech, China's Censored Internet Takes His Side". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  10. ^ "Intel faces backlash in China over stance on Xinjiang". 2021-12-22. Archived from the original on 2022-11-27. Retrieved 2023-03-23.

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